Sacro / Profano
A series of early music concerts in Florence, Italy

Salon/Sanctuary Concerts of New York City in collaboration with The Synagogue of Florence, NYU Villa La Pietra, The Accademia Bartolomeo Cristofori, The Chiesa di Santa Felicità, Santa Maria Novella, and the Accademia delle Arti del Disegno offers the second season of Sacro/Profano, our early music concerts in The Cradle of the Renaissance – Florence, Italy. 

All concerts are free and open to the public. Click here for the festival schedule.

An international roster of artists hailing from Amsterdam, Basel, Cremona, Florence, Milan, New York, and Tel Aviv perform a week of stunning early music concerts in locations of unparalleled historic and artistic resonance. Click here for pictures from last year's festival concerts.

Medieval Florentine songs grace the church where Dante met his beloved Beatrice, early classical masterworks resound on original instruments in the birthplace of the piano, the organ played by Frescobaldi faces the organ played by Galileo's Daughter, and Salon/Sanctuary's own From Ghetto to Cappella program will continue its commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the creation of the world's first ghetto, in a concert presented in the exquisite portico of The Great Synagogue of Florence.

These are just a few of our performances in store for our week in the Tuscan capital. 

Won't you join us?

Giovanni Matteo Guidetti, Art Historian and Guide

For a small number of guests who make reservations through Salon/Sanctuary Concerts, the Sacro / Profano festival will include daily privately guided tours under the direction of Florentine Art Historian Giovanni Matteo Guidetti

Private tours will include special access to a carefully curated selection of the most important museums of Florence, as well as unique behind the scenes visits to artisans’ and luthier's workshops, and conservation and restoration studios.

Accomodations will be in palace apartments in the historic center, dating from the Renaissance period.

Daytime privately guided tours will include attractions from the list below. Custom location visit requests can be arranged, depending on the number of participants.

  • The Uffizi

  • The Ponte Vecchio and Vasari Corridor

  • Palazzo Davanzati & Palazzo Strozzi

  • The Boboli Gardens

  • The Duomo and Baptistery

  • The Church of Santa Croce (Frescoes of Giotto) 

  • L'Accademia, home of Michelangelo's David

  • The Brancacci Chapel (Frescoes of Massaccio)

  • Palazzo Pitti & Palazzo Medici Riccardi

  • Santa Maria Novella

  • The Bargello and the Badia

  • L'Accademia Bartolomeo Cristofori

  • The Ghirlandaio Last Supper

  • The Church of Santo Spirito

The cost of the tour is $3,500 and includes admission to all concerts, museums, and studios, but does not include meals and airfare. A deposit of $500 is required by June 1st. The full fee is due on June 5th.  For further information, to ask any questions, and to reserve your spot, please call (646) 470-1837.
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The total number of tour participants will be limited to twelve.
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Images of the Great Synagogue of Florence
The Ponte Vecchio at sunset
The Cathedral of Florence, known as The Duomo